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Mar 18, 2013 12:00pm PDT
is putting technology versus copper thieves and right now it appears that technology may be getting the upper hand on this expensive problem. we first mentioned this story on mornings at 2:00. noon at new, we have been talking to local officials about how this tactic is. >> reporter: good afternoon. well to you and me this is just a street lamp but to a thief it could represent a small mint, because underneath this lid is copper wiring worth up to $4 a pound at salvage yards so to protect it city officials poured cement around the box and bolted it shut to keep out thieves. >> if the bolts aren't removed from these boxes, then the thieves can come along and easily just break the lid and access the wires. >> the public works director here in concord showed us one that needs to be sealed. he says the city may also be borrowing an idea from a neighboring city to spoil burglars plans. two years ago, valejox began embedding electronic tracking devises invisible to the naked eye of copper wiring. thefts have since plummetted and for the first time in years, there is no wire missing from city street
Mar 21, 2013 12:00pm PDT
its employees to do. >>> technology and commodity stocks are leaving wall street lower after oracles sharp miss on that and those prices are falling concerned on that, stock there is down 9%, a live look at the big board, the dow down 67, the nasdaq down 27, s&p down 10. >>> the labor department's latest jobless claims report indicates the slow but todayy improvement in the job market continues. 336,000 americans filed for that then, that is up from then but it is fewer than they forecast and still near a 5 year low. >>> employees at one of the nation's biggest drugstore chains must disclose their weights or pay more for health insurance. they say employees must report health information including weight to its insurance carrier our pay an extra 50 dollars a month for that. >> reporter: the million dollar fund, he is the inventor of the blackberry, the fund dubbed quantum valley investments aims to do that. they report one has signed up with the fund and the first products may be out in the next two or three years. >>> the legality of their marriage rests in the highest court in the
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